I'm shocked to read FN's letter Chinese M'sians must accept their lot. I'm shocked to learn that there is such dinosaur living on earth.
FN chooses to blame others for the low economic participation among the Malays. He needs to understand and realise that it is not the so-called immigrants that have made them poor, but their own selfish politicians who have robbed them of the wealth of the nation.
The present government has produced too many 'yes men' in our midst. FN is clearly an example of such product when he said no one can challenge the ministers when a project is awarded.
Our current and future leaders are taught to just follow and not to think critically and challenge the status quo. This will inevitably lead our nation back to the Stone Age. By undermining other races, it will not make the sons of the soil financial better off. FN seems to be ignorant of the forces of globalisation.
He is also wrong to say that Malays have slowly gained back something with the help of NEP. Correction. It is only right to say only the elite Malays have gained. The majority of the Malays are marginalised by its own leaders. The income gap among the poor and rich Malays says it all.
What is the wrong of asking for transparency if it will help to make Malaysia a better place to live in, including for the sons of the soil? With the current possible corruption in the repair work contract involving Chinese schools, who can be sure that it does not happen in other government projects, including for the national schools where children of most sons of the soil obtain their education?
While our leaders demand more transparency on the world stage, we have the so-called 'our ways or systems' where ministers cannot be challenged. Don't you think people are laughing at us when our leaders make such demands?